Protective Property Trusts Service

How to protect your children from potential disinheritance Protective Property Trusts ensure your children become the ultimate beneficiary of your property, regardless of whether someone inherits, remarries and intends to try and alter the conditions of a will. There are two types of trust, and your personal circumstances will dictate which option suits you best.

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Two ways to insulate

your children using a protective property trust

Option 1 – protecting your children’s inheritance when you die This version of a protective property trust is ideal if your children are under 18 and comes into effect when you die — or where you are the sole owner of a property and want your surviving spouse or partner to continue living in the property while ensuring your children are the ultimate beneficiaries. The trustees, beneficiaries and terms of the trust are all set out in your will.

Option 2 – protecting your children’s inheritance during your lifetime A lifetime trust or flexible life interest trust comes into effect straight away. It is beneficial to protect against sideways disinheritance, where children from other relationships could inherit, remarry and change the terms of their will to potentially disinherit your true bloodline. If a property is jointly owned, the trust can be written to cater for ‘Tenants in Common’. This gives each person a share in the property, which can be disposed of according to their wishes rather than passing automatically to either spouse.

A lifetime trust can also be used to protect creditors from making a claim against all or part of the property, as long there is no intention to deprive creditors when the trust is put in place.

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If you would like to know more about the benefits of a protective property trust, and see which option would suit your specific circumstances, call us on 01273 385833 to see how we can help.


Why choose Brighton Wills?

  • You will be dealing with real people who have your best interests at the heart of our business.
  • We maintain excellent standards through our membership of The Society of Will Writers, who administer the industry Code of Practice.
  • Our professional, yet non-stuffy approach is a testament to the hundreds of satisfied clients who have chosen Brighton Wills to write over 1,500 wills and lasting power of attorney documents since 2014.
  • And for your peace of mind — we carry Professional Indemnity Insurance of £2 million — and we are always happy to provide references if required.

What to Consider

Passing without a will in place could leave your loved ones facing financial hardship, unbearable pressure and mounting legal fees at a time of mourning. A will helps protect your assets and relieves the debilitating worry your family could face.

Did you know that over 850,000 people in the UK are affected by dementia? Loss of mental capacity could leave you unable to access your bank account, pay your bills and maintain your home unless you have prepared a lasting power of attorney.

Probate can often seem overwhelming so close to bereavement, and the process can appear confusing, time-consuming and complicated. We can apply for a grant of probate on your behalf and administer the probate forms to relieve the pressure.

A Family Trust can be a simple way to protect your assets and put your family first. It lets you choose how to benefit your family during your lifetime and makes critical provisions should you die. Assets can be diminished over time, and a Family Trust is a cost-effective way of preventing this from happening.

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Will writing doesn’t have to be an expensive, stuffy experience you put off until it’s too late! Call us Today on 01273 385833 to discuss your options.